Good times re-emerging in former boom town

INVESTMENT bank UBS has visited corporates and contractors in the Australian mining heartland of Perth and found a tightening labour market and a sense that “optimism may not be too far away”.

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While comments about optimism being on the cusp of returning is a wholly unsurprising assessment given multiple indicators over the past 6-12 months – such as stronger commodity and equity pricing as